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Visit Dublin’s Best Historic Bars

Mulligans
Mulligans is perhaps one of Dublin’s most famed bars as well as being one of the oldest. It was made more well known by Dublin writer James Joyce who frequented the pub and also made many references to it in Ulysses. It was a favorite location for newshounds who worked in the Evening Press which was situated nearby and was well liked by writers, actors an artists. Many famous film stars visited as did John F. Kennedy when he was a correspondent in 1947. Mulligans keeps its old world charm with its Victorian decor and the writing on the front is believed to be the original. It has a name for serving the best pint of Guinness in the world.Visitors exploring Dublin’s Pubs can stay at Hotels in Dublin or Dublin Bed and Breakfast

The Brazen Head – Ireland’s Oldest Pub?
This is assumed to be Ireland’s oldest boozer and there are records of a hotel on the site from the 12 th century though the bar that stands there now dates from the eighteenth century. The pub has always been favored by literary figures going back as far as Jonathan Swift who is most renowned as the author of Gullivers Travels. Nowadays as well as being a great bar and bistro it is also a location for regular traditional music sessions.

Johnnie Fox’s -Ireland’s Highest Pub
This is another old standard bar which is situated in Glencullen in the Dublin mountains and has a name for being Ireland’s highest bar. It is fashionable both with neighbors and holiday makers and is about a half hour drive from the town centre. There are daily trad music sessions here as well as Irish dancing from time to time. There’s also a top quality diner which serves seafood and steak dishes.

Oliver St. John Gogarty
This pub which is in late 19th century style is located in Temple Bar, which is the center of Dublin’s nightlife area. It is named after a famous local literary figure. Trad Irish music sessions are held here constantly with bar food available at all times. The diner is noted for serving some old Irish dishes, lots of which come from the 19th century. Above the pub is top quality cheap accommodation.

The Palace Bar
This city centre bar is one of the few remaining bars which keeps its impressive frosted glass and mahogany decor. It’s a extraordinarily vibrant bar which remains popular with journalists, artists and writers and is also very hip with young office employees as well as visitors.

The Bailey
During the past this bar was a regular haunt of artists and writers including James Joyce. For a few years it contained the Georgian entrance of 7 Eccles Street which was a genuine address but was also the fictional address of the Ulysses character, Leopold Bloom. This is not a feature of the modern Bailey but players in the yearly Bloomsday celebrations still call there on their tour of Joyce’s Dublin. The modern Bailey is visited by office workers and shoppers who like the out of doors heated patio.

Davy Byrnes – a Great literary Tradition
This is another very old pub which was originally approved in 1789 and is another Dublin pub which was very popular with Dublin writers for hundreds of years and it’s mentioned in many of their works. Brendan Behan, Patrick Kavanagh, Flann O’Brien ( Myles na gCopaleen ), James Stephens and Liam O’Flaherty were among its patrons. James Joyce’s famous character Leopold Bloom is seen visiting Davy Byrnes. It is still one of the city’s most well-liked bars and today it has got a name for serving great seafood.

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